Paradise Roasters

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe ECX Top Lot

Location: Ramsey, Minnesota

Origin: Yirgacheffe growing region, southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $14.95/12 ounces

Review Date: October 2012

Agtron: 56/70

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Blind Assessment:

Very sweet, ripe lemon dominates aroma and cup, with prune, fig and molasses complications. Bright, assertive acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyantly lively mouthfeel. The lemon carries deep into a long, resonant finish.


Yirgacheffe is a coffee region in southern Ethiopia that produces distinctive coffees from traditional varieties of Arabica long grown in the region. Yirgacheffe coffees like this one processed by the wet or washed method (fruit skin and pulp are removed before drying) typically express great aromatic complexity and intensity with a particular emphasis on citrus and floral notes. Paradise Roasters prides itself on roasting and shipping coffee only after orders are placed. Its metaphoric mission is to bring some paradisiacal warmth from the coffee-growing south to the cool environs of Minnesota and beyond. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who find typical Yirgacheffes too light-bodied and floral may particularly enjoy this variant on the type, with its fuller mouthfeel and emphasis on lemon and deeper fig-molasses notes.

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